Fragrance Review: Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Success Is a Job in New York

by PJ on Sunday, September 13, 2009

in -Bond No. 9, fragrance

(image from Bond No. 9)

For Bond No. 9‘s fourth creation in the Andy Warhol series, Success Is a Job in New York, success and money are chosen as the theme. The creation is partly inspired by Warhol’s Dollar Sign in 1981.

Top notes: bergamot, cardamon seed, mandarin, coriander, nutmeg
Middle notes: pimento, tuberose, Rose de Mai, jasmine, plum, iris
Base notes: vanilla, patchouli, amber

Bond No. 9 describes Success as a warm and spicy gourmand. Gourmand it certainly is, while for me the scent is more warm than spicy. The top notes are very soft and have a transient existence. The main body of the scent is warm and gently floral.

Vanilla seems to characterize the whole composition, and it gives forth a warm, smooth, and rounded feel. Far from sweet and girlie, the scent is calm and sophisticated with a distinguished quality. Overall it conveys an aura of mature old-school glamour, and I think it should be a suitable scent for fall and winter.

Whenever I think about fragrances that explore abstract subject matters, I often think of Bond No. 9’s The Scent of Peace. The serene and comforting scent is a very successful attempt in interpreting the subject, and it happens to be one of my favorite Bond No. 9 scents. Success might not be such a firm personal favorite, but I think it has done just as well in tackling the elusive subject.

Success Is a Job in New York Eau de Parfum will be launched on October 1st in the US in Bond No. 9 stores in New York and branches of Saks Fifth Avenue.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Navare Monday, September 14, 2009

An eyecatching bottle design, and I can't help but love vanilla, but a strong vanilla!


PJ Monday, September 14, 2009

Hi Navare,

I hope you will enjoy this fragrance, and do let me know what you think if you have a chance to try it. :)

Thank you for posting your comment! :)


Kinsey Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This fragrance is absolutely wonderful! It has a great spicy oriental, gourmand scent with a touch of vanilla. Definitely going to be my signature Fall/Winter scent!!


PJ Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hi Kinsey,

I am glad that you enjoy wearing this fragrance. It is certainly a nice scent for fall and winter.

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)


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